As the fastest, most accessible and focused NLE in the industry, Lightworks has the widest support available for formats currently available in a professional NLE. However, people often have problem to load the common MP4 files into Lightworks just as the conditions listed below:
“I am trying to edit an MP4 video file. The Frame Rate is 29.97 I realize I need to convert this to edit in Lightworks. I installed EyeFrame Converter, but the selection of conversion choices is a bit daunting. The default (LW FREE MJPEG HD + Embed TC & RN – Proxy Quarter Size) doesn’t work. What’s the basic idea in using this tool to import MP4′s into Lightworks? I am trying to edit MP4′s that are bound for Powerpoint presentations. Please excuse my lack of seeing the obvious…”
Lightworks supports a broad range of codecs, but they must adhere to professional television standards. If you read about the codecs it supports on the Tech Specs page, you will find the MP4 is the native supported format for Lightworks. However, as MP4 is a multimedia container which may contain various different video and audio codecs, if the codec are supported by Lightworks, you will have no problem to import MP4 into Lightworks. If not, you will need to perform a codec transcoding process.
Convert Unsupported MP4 to Lightworks
Here, a simple to use and workable solution called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (get Mac version) is recommended to you, with the program, you can comprehensively convert virtually all MP4 files to Lightworks editable H.264 MP4 video. Besides MP4, you can also convert other unsupported file formats such as AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, 3GP, AVCHD, MXF, etc into Lightworks for post video editing workflow.
Edit MP4 video with built-in editing function
Apart from converting MP4 for Lightworks, the program can also act as a simple video editor. You can use this program to flip or rotate video, trim or cut video files to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to remove the unwanted black bars or area, add image/video/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effect to video, flip or rotate video angel, remove/replace audio in video, add external srt/ass/ssa subtitles to video, split large video into small clips by file size, count or length or merge separate video into one file.
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How to Convert MP4 Video for Lightworks Editing?
Step 1: Load MP4 files into the program.
Install and launch the MP4 video converter program on your computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to load unsupported MP4 files into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Click “Format”, from its drop-down option, choose Lightworks supported “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.
Tips: You can flexibly adjust the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels according to your own needs.
Step 3: Edit MP4 video.
Check an item to active the “Video Editor” function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the “Video Editor” window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.
Step 4: Begin MP4 to Lightworks conversion process.
After all settings is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from MP4 to Lightworks conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, you can click “Open Output Folder” button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you will have no problems to import and edit MP4 files with Lightworks.